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TitleThe Lunar Jewish Calendar
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsWelch, John W., and John F. Hall
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsDay of Atonement; Feast of Pentecost; Feast of Tabernacles; Feast of Trumpets; Hanukkah; Israelite Autumn Festival; Jewish Calendar; Passover; Rosh Hashanah; Study Helps; Sukkot; Yom Kippur

Keeping track of time was extremely important in the life of most Jews during the lifetime of Jesus. The weekly Sabbath was meticulously observed by most Jews. In addition, annual festival days were holy celebrations falling on particular days in the month and year. The annual Jewish lunar calendar began in March, as did the Roman calendar (“Beware the Ides of March”). Passover, Pentecost, Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Tabernacles (Sukkot), Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah), and other holy days were Sabbath days for purposes of the law.


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